New Highway Code rules to make cyclists safer could also cut delays for motorists by a quarter

All road users could benefit from proposed changes

(Image credit: Chris Catchpole)

Proposed new rules to make junctions safer for cyclists and pedestrians could also reduce congestion for drivers, new research has found.

An amendment to the Highway Code to give priority people, whether driving, cycling or walking straight ahead over those turning at traffic lights could reduce delays by 23 per cent for drivers, 21 per cent for cyclists, and 38 per cent for pedestrians.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.